Juanita Grace Dear

13 August 1908–23 September 2000 (Age 92)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Juanita Grace

When Juanita Grace Dear was born on 13 August 1908, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, William Henry Dear, was 30 and her mother, Lena Martin Scherer, was 27. She married Harvey Amil Eaton on 22 July 1930, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 23 September 2000, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Amil Eaton
Juanita Grace Dear
Marriage: 22 July 1930

Spouse and Children

22 July 1930
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Dear


    Lena Martin Scherer





    Paul William Dear


World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 24

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Middle English personal name Dere, Old English Dēora, in part a short form of various compound names formed with dēore ‘dear’, in part a byname meaning ‘beloved’, or dēor ‘brave’, ‘bold’. 2. nickname from Middle English dere, Old English dēor ‘wild animal’, or from the adjective of the same form, meaning ‘wild’, ‘fierce’. By the Middle English period the adjective was falling out of use, and the noun was beginning to be restricted to the sense of modern English deer, so that this may be the sense behind the surname in some cases.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Juanita Dear in household of William H Dear, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Juanita Dear in household of William H Dear, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Juanita Grace Ellis in entry for Harvey Amil Eaton, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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